• What's next at CLT as $39M project adding concessions, more nears end

    By: Jenna Martin, Charlotte Business Journal

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    CHARLOTTE, N.C. -

    A long-planned project at Charlotte Douglas International Airport is nearing the finish line, bringing new dining and retail concessions, among other additions, there, later this year.

    As CBJ previously reported, Wicked Weed Brewing is adding a bar in a new food court being built at the intersection of concourses D and E. Currently veiled from the traveling public behind walls, the three-level 51,000-square-foot addition also will add the following food and beverage and retail concepts: Shake Shack, Bojangles’; Auntie Anne’s; Potbelly Sandwich Shop; Minute Suites; The Body Shop; iStore; and Charlotte Supply Co.

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    Each storefront is currently under construction, with the retail offerings expected to debut by the first of September and the food-and-beverage concepts to be ready by the beginning of November.

    “Everything that happens on the E concourse is on that single level, so it’s hard to just add concession space to that without doing a major expansion to the building,” said Ted Kaplan, business and revenue director for Charlotte Douglas. “So clearly the D/E food court brings some much needed concessions online that will hopefully provide a better customer service experience for the people flying in and out of E.”

    In addition to the new concessions coming online at CLT, focus has been placed on enhancing the circulation of passengers traveling through Concourse E. When completed, that section of the airport will have two sets of escalators and three elevators.

    Read the full story and check out photos of construction progress here.

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